The French Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) won the Grand Prix of Great Britain de a MotoGP, a result that allows him to increase his advantage to 65 points in front of the championship of the premier category of the Motorcycle World Championship.
Quartararo, who achieved his fifth victory of the season, was escorted by the Spanish Alex Rins (Suzuki) and Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia), who gave the Italian brand its first podium since its return to the category in 2015.
The French driver benefited from the discreet performances of his direct rivals for the title; the Spanish Joan mir (Suzuki), 9th, the French Johann zarco (Ducati-Pramac), 11th, and the Italian Franco Bagnaia (Ducati), 14th.
In the Mir tournament, he is now second at 65 points, Zarco 3rd at 69, and Bagnaia 4th at 70, when there are still 6 or 7 Grand Prix to be played this season, depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) and the Spanish Pol Espargaro (Honda), who started from pole position, completed the Top 5.
The Italian veteran Valentino Rossi (Yamaha-SRT) finished in a disappointing 18th place after starting from eighth; while the Spanish Marc Márquez (Honda) quit after a crash on the first lap.